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Is Boris putting Londoners at risk?

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:05 pm

Millions of tourists are set to avoid Turkey because of its ISIS connections.

But now, Turkey is trying to exploit Cyprus to bolster its cash-strapped tourist industry.

Who have they turned to? Seems, at least, to their old friend and relative, Boris the Clown Mayor of London.

Should his personal agenda be allowed to risk the lives of Londoners and others by this distribution of lies in Turkey's advertising campaign?


Protest against advertisements promoting occupied Cyprus for tourism

January 12, 2016lobbyforcyprus

Write to the Mayor of London, Transport for London, and the Advertising Standards Authority.

Turkey’s illegal subordinate regime in the occupied area of Cyprus is currently running a major advertising campaign on London buses and underground stations. We find it highly offensive that the occupied north of Cyprus is being promoted for the enjoyment of British tourists – while the legitimate inhabitants – the refugees and displaced persons are prevented from returning by Turkey and its apartheid regime.

The advertisement include outlandish and misleading claims such as “Virtually untouched and unchanged in the last millennium”. Such statements could not be further from the truth. Since 1974, Turkey not only ethnically cleansed the population in the occupied north, it replaced it with Turkish colonists and removed almost all traces of the indigenous history and culture of Greek Cypriots.


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Re: Is Boris putting Londoners at risk?

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:55 pm

HOW TO TAKE ACTION

Write to the Mayor of London, Transport for London and the Advertising Standards Authority.

Register your complaint by post, email, or use the online complaint form links (see below).

Use our sample letter which you can download as Word documents (see below).

For more impact use some of the facts in the sample letters to write your own. If you or your family are refugees you can include relevant information on why you might find the advertisements offensive and misleading. You could explain how your family’s village or town has been changed.

Raise the issue with your Member of Parliament.
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Re: Is Boris putting Londoners at risk?

Postby Garavnoss » Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:23 pm

Absolutely on the button BUT, how to get past the vested interests which are capitalizing out of the advertising campaigns ?, past experiences have surely taught us all that when it comes to matters relating to the financial gains of politicians, little is achieved by polite protest.

The advancement of Tony Blair's personal fortunes [and recently David Cameron's] are clear indicators of just how much credence is given to public opinion [and political hypocrisy] regardless of how it is presented if it does not suit those who are in gainful positions.

The rot has set in, it is neither the fault of the common folk of Turkey nor the T/C's, that the Brits are being fooled into believing that all is well in the occupied territories, we are at the mercy of "Ignorance" and, as has been proven time and time again, "Ignorance is a hard taskmaster and the Brits ever so easily fooled. 8)
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Re: Is Boris putting Londoners at risk?

Postby Paphitis » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:00 pm

What's even more interesting is how our own politicians are doing nothing about it which means they are on the gravy train.

If there is a solution it will be the end of an entire industry.

Many people don't even realize it but Cyprus Airways was closed and most of the British slots were given to Aegean who are notorious for promoting Turkish Tourism. That's millions in assets gifted to Aegean and paid for by Cypriots. At one point, they were promoting tourism to occupied Cyprus.

So don't worry about Boris, Blair or Cameron.
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Re: Is Boris putting Londoners at risk?

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:50 pm

Garavnoss wrote: ... past experiences have surely taught us all that when it comes to matters relating to the financial gains of politicians, little is achieved by polite protest.


Similar campaigns were thwarted by protest and appealing to the right people:

This is from Michael Daventry's blog:

Ban North Cyprus adverts,London politician says
16 February 2012

A London Assembly member is campaigning to ban Tube advertisements for flights to North Cyprus, despite a similar campaign eight years ago costing taxpayers over £150,000 in legal fees.

Brian Coleman, the Conservative assembly member for Barnet and Camden, has been branded “a disgrace to politics” for wanting to remove Pegasus Airlines posters promoting flights to Turkey and North Cyprus from the London Underground. His latest bid aims to convince Transport for London to remove the airline’s advertisements because they are “deeply offensive” to his Greek Cypriot constituents.

“Many families lost their homes when they were illegally taken after the invasion,” Mr Coleman said, referring to Turkey’s 1974 military intervention in Cyprus in response to a Greek-backed coup. “I have set up an online campaign to encourage Londoners to write to the Transport Commissioner Peter Hendy to voice their concerns, and to call for the adverts to be removed.”

FACEBOOK CAMPAIGN

The campaign, “Greek Cypriots against Pegasus Tube Advertisement”, has launched a Facebook page, where it invites respondents to email Peter Hendy, TfL’s Transport Commissioner, with a message urging him to remove the Pegasus adverts.


We have to stay on top of this. Whenever Turkey gets hungry it is not ashamed to keep plugging. As always, Turkey looks for a chink in the armour.
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Re: Is Boris putting Londoners at risk?

Postby Garavnoss » Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:03 pm

GreekIslandGirl wrote:
Garavnoss wrote: ... past experiences have surely taught us all that when it comes to matters relating to the financial gains of politicians, little is achieved by polite protest.


Similar campaigns were thwarted by protest and appealing to the right people:

This is from Michael Daventry's blog:

Ban North Cyprus adverts,London politician says
16 February 2012

A London Assembly member is campaigning to ban Tube advertisements for flights to North Cyprus, despite a similar campaign eight years ago costing taxpayers over £150,000 in legal fees.

Brian Coleman, the Conservative assembly member for Barnet and Camden, has been branded “a disgrace to politics” for wanting to remove Pegasus Airlines posters promoting flights to Turkey and North Cyprus from the London Underground. His latest bid aims to convince Transport for London to remove the airline’s advertisements because they are “deeply offensive” to his Greek Cypriot constituents.

“Many families lost their homes when they were illegally taken after the invasion,” Mr Coleman said, referring to Turkey’s 1974 military intervention in Cyprus in response to a Greek-backed coup. “I have set up an online campaign to encourage Londoners to write to the Transport Commissioner Peter Hendy to voice their concerns, and to call for the adverts to be removed.”

FACEBOOK CAMPAIGN

The campaign, “Greek Cypriots against Pegasus Tube Advertisement”, has launched a Facebook page, where it invites respondents to email Peter Hendy, TfL’s Transport Commissioner, with a message urging him to remove the Pegasus adverts.


We have to stay on top of this. Whenever Turkey gets hungry it is not ashamed to keep plugging. As always, Turkey looks for a chink in the armour.


I was not aware of such a campaign and would be interested to know if it was/is a successful one ?.

Certainly I would be prepared to add my own protest to such a campaign, albeit that [as indicated earlier] I would not expect such a protest to carry much weight among those who benefit from the promotion of such advertisements.

If the campaigners have indeed made any advances, good luck to them and more luck to all that support them. 8)
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Re: Is Boris putting Londoners at risk?

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:23 pm

Garavnoss wrote:
GreekIslandGirl wrote:
Garavnoss wrote: ... past experiences have surely taught us all that when it comes to matters relating to the financial gains of politicians, little is achieved by polite protest.


Similar campaigns were thwarted by protest and appealing to the right people:

This is from Michael Daventry's blog:

Ban North Cyprus adverts,London politician says
16 February 2012

A London Assembly member is campaigning to ban Tube advertisements for flights to North Cyprus, despite a similar campaign eight years ago costing taxpayers over £150,000 in legal fees.

Brian Coleman, the Conservative assembly member for Barnet and Camden, has been branded “a disgrace to politics” for wanting to remove Pegasus Airlines posters promoting flights to Turkey and North Cyprus from the London Underground. His latest bid aims to convince Transport for London to remove the airline’s advertisements because they are “deeply offensive” to his Greek Cypriot constituents.

“Many families lost their homes when they were illegally taken after the invasion,” Mr Coleman said, referring to Turkey’s 1974 military intervention in Cyprus in response to a Greek-backed coup. “I have set up an online campaign to encourage Londoners to write to the Transport Commissioner Peter Hendy to voice their concerns, and to call for the adverts to be removed.”

FACEBOOK CAMPAIGN

The campaign, “Greek Cypriots against Pegasus Tube Advertisement”, has launched a Facebook page, where it invites respondents to email Peter Hendy, TfL’s Transport Commissioner, with a message urging him to remove the Pegasus adverts.


We have to stay on top of this. Whenever Turkey gets hungry it is not ashamed to keep plugging. As always, Turkey looks for a chink in the armour.


I was not aware of such a campaign and would be interested to know if it was/is a successful one ?.

Certainly I would be prepared to add my own protest to such a campaign, albeit that [as indicated earlier] I would not expect such a protest to carry much weight among those who benefit from the promotion of such advertisements.

If the campaigners have indeed made any advances, good luck to them and more luck to all that support them. 8)


No time to get complacent. This is Turkey's third attempt - and all the while the adverts are up, they are attracting the ignorants (albeit with money/credit).

The previous ones were stopped after a lot of campaigning I believe. The atmosphere seems a little down at the moment so I hope the Lobby can raise the momentum - it doesn't help having Boris the Turkspawn in charge of London.

Here are the contact details to send letters of protest to - and there are model letters to download on the Lobby link:

CONTACT DETAILS

Transport for London

TfL online complaints form (select ‘Tube’ or ‘Bus’ then see the ‘Contact us for more help or to make a complaint’ details)
Postal address: TfL Customer Services, 4th Floor, 14 Pier Walk, London SE10 0ES

Mayor of London

Mayor of London online complaints form
Postal address: Boris Johnson, The Mayor of London, Greater London Authority, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA

Advertising Standards Authority

ASA online complaints form
Postal address: Advertising Standards Authority, Mid City Place, 71 High Holborn, London WC1V 6QT

More details here:

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Re: Is Boris putting Londoners at risk?

Postby repulsewarrior » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:12 pm

...one would hope with all the money spent for or against, it will dawn on all Cypriots, that by putting their heads together, the money, as a sum total would likely be better spent to the benefit of all.

..."who" is paying for these ads, that is my question, because who is paying is likely directing the traffic the ads will generate, to specific properties. "North Cyprus", or whatever they are called, the occupying regime and its Army, are but derivatives regardless, not the beneficiaries in these efforts, for "Turks", not Cypriots, or even Turkish Cypriots.

...indeed, likely they will draw the worst element of London's society. Who in London would go to the "North", rather than Cyprus? Customers like these are demanding, in so many ways, and they do not spend.
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Re: Is Boris putting Londoners at risk?

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:26 pm

Who is paying for the adverts, you ask?

Those Turk-TCs that occupy your home and want money on top!

Those Turk-TCs who converted Churches into Casinos and now want money, money, money rolling in!

Those oh so 'pleasant' Turk-TCs running cafes and pretending to be "true Cypriots" selling halloumi that they call something else!

Scum of the Earth that are STILL trying to destroy Cyprus!
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Re: Is Boris putting Londoners at risk?

Postby repulsewarrior » Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:12 am

...yes, who exactly?

...destroy Cyprus? It would not surprise me to see the names of "Greeks" on that list, along with the "Turks".

...and those that are not on those lists, those that are Cypriot, worse to visit the occupied north, make the effort to pay them a visit and by choice spend your money with them, worse for the "Turks".

You can promote the Flag of Cyprus, you can shop Cypriot, these are choices too. Barring visits has it limits, it does nothing to move the lives of Cypriots forward.
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